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CDB, IDB sign agreement to strengthen partnership

February 23, 2017
CDB, IDB sign agreement to strengthen partnership WASHINGTON, USA -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their ongoing partnership in addressing the Caribbean’s development priorities. Through the MOU, signed at the...

Preventing domestic violence in the Caribbean

February 21, 2017
Preventing domestic violence in the Caribbean HUDDERSFIELD, England -- The EU-funded None in Three project announces the publication of its new research report: Twenty-One Lessons: Preventing Domestic Violence in the Caribbean. Published by the University of Huddersfield Press in the UK, the report has been widely distributed across the region.

How Caribbean residents can play for the $403 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday!

February 21, 2017
How Caribbean residents can play for the $403 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday! The US Powerball jackpot is grabbing attention once again as it rolls over and climbs to $403 million. The jackpot has been growing since a single ticket holder in Delaware won the $121 million jackpot on 17 December 2016. Now that the Powerball jackpot has passed $403 million, there are two...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Religion

February 11, 2017
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Religion Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Religion - That Good Old Fashioned West Indian Up-Bringing...

How Caribbean residents can play for the $285 million Powerball jackpot this Saturday!

February 10, 2017
How Caribbean residents can play for the $285 million Powerball jackpot this Saturday! The US Powerball jackpot is grabbing attention once again as it rolls over and climbs to $285 million. The jackpot has been growing since a single ticket holder in Delaware won the $121 million jackpot on 17 December 2016. Excitement is growing internationally and lottery fans everywhere want...

US will continue to support regional energy programme

February 1, 2017
US will continue to support regional energy programme MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jamaica, Maura Barry, says the United States government will continue to give full support to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to become energy independent.

Caribbean region better prepared to deal with crisis situations

February 1, 2017
Caribbean region better prepared to deal with crisis situations PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean region’s ability to respond to crisis situations and its early warning capacity have been greatly strengthened, thanks to the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP). The two-year programme received 2.6 million euros from the European Union.

Relationships: When did relationships become electronic?

February 1, 2017
Relationships: When did relationships become electronic? Email, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, blogs (of course), and many, many others – are all part of the new and wonderful ways we can now connect with one another electronically, each with its own culture and unique set of rules. In one sense, the planet has never been more interconnected.

Regional specialist appointed to IAEM Latin America and Caribbean Leadership Council

January 31, 2017
Regional specialist appointed to IAEM Latin America and Caribbean Leadership Council ST CROIX, USVI -- National security and international relations specialist Dr Mutryce A. Williams, a native of St Kitts and Nevis, who resides on St Croix, USVI, has been appointed to the International Association of Emergency Managers - Latin America and Caribbean Leadership Council.

Advancing a clean energy agenda in the Caribbean

January 30, 2017
Advancing a clean energy agenda in the Caribbean NASSAU, Bahamas -- Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point...

UK supports Commonwealth Caribbean in developing resilient marine economies

January 30, 2017
UK supports Commonwealth Caribbean in developing resilient marine economies KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK joined up last week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region.  In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana...

Caribbean talent at the 2017 North American International Auto Show - Part 2

January 23, 2017
Caribbean talent at the 2017 North American International Auto Show - Part 2 DETROIT, USA – The talent of Dominica-born Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis, is comparable to that of Ralph Gilles, FCA – Head of Global Design. Former colleagues at Chrysler, they remain closely knitted in the automotive industry and the Caribbean Diaspora.

Caribbean talent at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

January 18, 2017
Caribbean talent at the 2017 North American International Auto Show DETROIT, Michigan USA – Lights camera, action, while belles of the ball mingled with the metallic chariots the automobile industry had to offer at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Some 12,881 patrons attended the charity preview to raise $5 million for children’s...

Top fisheries data expert from Iceland shares expertise with CRFM countries

January 14, 2017
Top fisheries data expert from Iceland shares expertise with CRFM countries BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- Through the long-standing partnership between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the United Nations University Fisheries Technical Programme (UNU-FTP) in Iceland, the university has deployed one of Iceland’s top fisheries data...

Novel Facebook-based survey measures citizen frustration with bureaucracy in the Caribbean

January 13, 2017
Novel Facebook-based survey measures citizen frustration with bureaucracy in the Caribbean WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched two studies that show the low regard citizens, including those in Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, have for the quality of public services they receive and how innovation can help make these services...

Islamic terrorists said to raise cash in Caribbean and Latin America to attack US

January 10, 2017
Islamic terrorists said to raise cash in Caribbean and Latin America to attack US MADRID, Spain -- According to a new report released by Spain’s defence ministry, some Latin American and Caribbean countries and islands are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities.

British minister strengthens UK-Caribbean relationship with visit

January 10, 2017
British minister strengthens UK-Caribbean relationship with visit LONDON, England -- Baroness Anelay, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories and Caribbean is visiting the region to further strengthen the UK’s links with the Caribbean. The minister will travel for the first time to Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia from 8-12 January.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Nature is the best playground

January 7, 2017
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Nature is the best playground Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Nature is the Best Playground – Instilling an Appreciation for Nature.

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism successfully implements sanitary controls project

January 6, 2017
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism successfully implements sanitary controls project BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has successfully completed the project “Capacity Building of regulatory and industry stakeholders in Aquaculture and Fisheries...

Relationships: Be careful of the double standards and the doublespeaker...

January 3, 2017
Relationships: Be careful of the double standards and the doublespeaker... Relationship double standards are sneaky and can slip into a relationship without you even noticing. We have used socially constructed 'gender roles' as a way to justify who does what; but have you ever asked yourself if they are fair? Ask yourself: If you don't want to do it (changing diapers...

New non-fiction book website adds 254 Caribbean region related titles in 2016

January 2, 2017
New non-fiction book website adds 254 Caribbean region related titles in 2016 MIAMI, USA -- Readara.com, a non-fiction book website, added more than 250 new book titles related to the Caribbean region in 2016, its first full year of operation. Readers can now find list of all books that were published or reprinted in 2016 broken down into various categories.

In the social media age, how should Jamaica's head of government communicate?

December 31, 2016
In the social media age, how should Jamaica's head of government communicate? KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Just before Christmas, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) issued a statement, urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to hold a press conference -- open to all media -- to update the nation on various issues. In a press release, PAJ president Dionne Jackson Miller...

Six ways to get mentally fit for the New Year

December 31, 2016
Six ways to get mentally fit for the New Year With the start of a new year it is important to reflect back on the prior year, assess what went well, what didn’t and decide where you want to go next. It takes a lot of mental toughness, self-love, and discipline to create the life you want. Simply coasting along on cruise control reacting to life...

2016: The year the Caribbean was forced to confront its attitude towards women

December 27, 2016
2016: The year the Caribbean was forced to confront its attitude towards women PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The first regional story that we reported on at Global Voices in 2016 was West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle's on-air come-on to Australian sports journalist Melanie McLaughlin. The very public gaffe immediately jump-started an online discussion about...

CDB and government of New Zealand affirm partnership on geothermal energy

December 21, 2016
CDB and government of New Zealand affirm partnership on geothermal energy BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The government of New Zealand and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have formally confirmed their ongoing partnership in support of geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean. On December 12, 2016, New Zealand high commissioner...

IMF chief found guilty in Paris trial

December 20, 2016
IMF chief found guilty in Paris trial PARIS, France (WINN) -- Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde was found guilty of negligence with public money in a French court on Monday in connection with an over €400 million arbitration payout to a businessman when she was France’s...

Coco Reef owner John Jefferis named Premier Hotelier

December 20, 2016
Coco Reef owner John Jefferis named Premier Hotelier HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermudian hotelier and developer John Jefferis has been voted the “Premier Hotelier” by the International Caribbean World Awards for his exceptional contribution to the travel and tourism industry throughout the Caribbean. Other previous recipients of the award...

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